The last 8 weekends have been nothing short of amazing. With the mil out of town and at her elder daughter’s, we’ve basically had the whole place to ourselves and have been doing a lot of family activities around the house.
We’ve spent a lot of time in the living room area, converted part of it to a permanent play space for the little one. De-cluttered and re-arranged stuff as we liked, cooked whatever we wanted, was as biosterious as we wanted to and boy, it was such wonderful moments materializing how living on our own would ever be like. If only. And though it was only for 8 short weeks – we basked in every moment of it.
Suffice to say, we also grew as a family of 3. It was a different experience managing household budgets & groceries shopping and it gave us a really good sense of how expenditure was utilized. We had transparency where bills were concerned and even managed to save some money in the process. We could be candor with each other about everything.
So last weekend, to mark the final weekend of our family freedom fun, we decided to head to the park for an afternoon walk. It was lovely to see the outdoorsy nature of the Bo surface again after taking a 2 months rest to care for his lower back injury and little Liam getting all excited when we went to the playground – he actually slipped off the slide!